Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2007

Letters to the Editor

June 14, 2007

To the editor:

Our two recent fund raiser events for Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library have been the Spring Plant sale and the City-Wide Garage Sale. I would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering time and energy to help with these activities.

Spring plant sale: Judy Anderson, Nancy Arnold, Peggy Baker, Cynthia and

Deanna Beall, Jan Boyd, Coleen Burgess, Carol and Clay Chapman, Jan Elder,

Ivy Hey, Mary Lou Klein, Renee Linder, Maybelle Mertz, Barb McIntyre,

Becky McMillen, MaryLee Norris, Cindy O'Bryhim, Ralph Tanner, Vicki Young and

Krystal Williams.

City-wide garage sale: Cynthia and Deanna Beall, Peggy Baker, Jan Boyd, Sandy Cardens, Carol Chapman, Nanette Kraus, Renee Linder, Becky McIntire, Cindy O'Bryhim, Ryan Ward.

Thanks also go to three local vendors who supplied plants for the spring sale: Baldwin Junction Greenhouse, Vinland Valley Nursery and Clearfield Farms.

We appreciate support from our business partners and other local businesses for supplying advertising for the City-wide Garage Sale directory and for the many participants, both sellers and buyers. Both Santa Fe Market and Baldwin Athletic Club graciously lend space for our advertising banners during the week.

The funds generated from these activities provide support to various events of the public library throughout the year. Thanks again.

Barbara Pressgrove
Friends of the Baldwin City Library

To the editor:

For the past six months the Kansas Humanities Council has had the pleasure of working with the Baldwin City host committee to bring the 2007 Famous Kansans Chautauqua to Baldwin City.

Famous Kansans Chautauqua is a revival of the touring tent programs that visited Kansas communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The modern Chautauqua features humanities professionals portraying historical figures with Kansas roots. This year's Famous Kansans are Carry Nation, Langston Hughes, William Allen White and Dr. J.R. Brinkley. The event runs June 21-24.

The Baldwin City host committee has developed an impressive list of events and activities for the whole community to enjoy during Chautauqua. For a full list of events, visit

Baldwin City was one of only two Kansas communities selected to host the event. It travels to Medicine Lodge June 14-17. Congratulations, Baldwin City!

Julie L. Mulvihill
Tracy Quillin
Kansas Humanities Council

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